A loan of $875 helped to buy more materials to be used in the process of making the local brew.


Francis's story

Francis is 27 years old and lives in the town of Bungohko in the Mbale region of Uganda. He is married and has 3 children, one of whom is currently in school. For the past 14 years, Francis has been working hard to manage his small business, which sells local brew (local beer).

To help expand his business, Francis has requested a loan of 2,000,000 Ugandan shillings (UGX) from BRAC Uganda. The loan will be used to buy more materials to be used in the process of making the local brew and will help Francis generate greater profits and pay for his children’s school fees and medical expenses. Francis hopes that in the future he will be able to build a house of his own.

Francis is a member of BRAC's Small Enterprise Program (SEP). The program primarily serves small entrepreneurs like Francis who do not have enough collateral for commercial loans, but have businesses that have grown too large for microloans.



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